Most rich blacks are messing up

MCKEED Kotlolo's article in Sowetan about white people still holding top positions and better-paid jobs in South Africa, which appeared in various newspapers, is somewhat disturbing.

MCKEED Kotlolo's article in Sowetan about white people still holding top positions and better-paid jobs in South Africa, which appeared in various newspapers, is somewhat disturbing.

The article fuels more hatred in black people about white people. At first I was angry and wanted to respond with hate speech. But then I sat down, cooled off and thought long and hard about the article.

Let's focus on educated, rich black people. Since apartheid ended many of them were given excellent opportunities and 95percent of them blew it.

As we read the dailies we see top black people implicated in fraud, corruption, rape and racketeering. They include police chiefs, party leaders, celebrities, soccer players, politicians and the list goes on.

We hardly ever read about white people committing the sort of crimes that rich, educated, famous black people do. If it carries on at this rate how will people from abroad trust black South Africans?

Affirmative action, racism, xenophobia, tribal hatred an so on also affects investment.

Most things have been invented by white people, from the motor car, television, electricity, aeroplanes, running water, newspapers, Coca-Cola, cellphones, money and medicine to computers.

I appeal to ministers to think carefully about what is said about whites, who donate most of the food to poor African countries, stimulate the economy andcreate most jobs. And, yes, I admit that white people can also be full of crap.

Nelson Gil, Brits

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